Harrison’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 2e Edition 2

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Jul 282020

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine – as only Harrison’s can cover it
A Doody’s Core Title for 2015.
Featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to pulmonary and critical care medicine that appear in Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Eighteenth Edition, this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined Harrison’s. You will find content from renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation.
Complete, current coverage of essential pulmonary and critical care medicine topics, including respiratory disorders, respiratory diseases, general approach to the critically ill patient, common critical illnesses and syndromes, and disorders complicating critical illnesses and their management
An important opening section “Diagnosis of Respiratory Disorders” that provides a systems overview, beginning with approach to the patient with disease of the respiratory system
Integration of pathophysiology with clinical management
140 high-yield questions and answers drawn from Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review, 18e
Content updates and new developments since the publication of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 18e
43 chapters written by physicians who are recognized experts in the field of pulmonary and critical care medicine
Helpful appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance



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Oxford Textbook of Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography

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Jul 252020

Advanced critical care echocardiography brings many benefits to critical care medicine. For those wishing to practice echo at a more advance level, it is necessary to master the theoretical aspects. The Oxford Textbook of Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography provides a physiological and evidence-based reference guide to the principles and techniques of advanced echocardiography. Both transoesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography are addressed and over 300 videos, 470 figures and, 140 mcqs are included making this an ideal adjunct for courses for intensivists.



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Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Critical Care Medicine – 4th Edition (July 2020 Release)

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Jul 242020

Back Cover Copy:

Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Critical Care Medicine 4E has been fully updated and revised. The clinical diagnostic approach to common infectious disease problems in the CCU is the underlying theme in the book. Emphasized throughout is the importance of formulating an accurate early presumptive clinical syndromic diagnosis which is the basis for selecting optimal initial antimicrobial therapy in the CCU. Without an accurate presumptive clinical diagnosis, effective therapy is unlikely at best. Based on the most probable clinical diagnosis, optimal antibiotic empiric therapy, based on antimicrobial stewardship principles, minimizes resistance and antibiotic complications in the CCU.

This new edition features chapters that explain the tenets of differential diagnostic reasoning, differential diagnostic characteristics of fever patterns in the CCU. The proper interpretation of rapid diagnostic tests, in the appropriate clinical context, is included. The diagnostic importance of cardinal clinical findings, particularly when combined, in the appropriate clinical context is emphasized and remains the basis for clinical problem solving in the CCU. Uniquely, critical diagnostic physical findings in the CCU, including color atlas of diagnostic eye findings, are included as important diagnostic determinants in the CCU.

Written by infectious disease clinicians for CCU consultants, Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Critical Care Medicine 4E remains a useful evidence based and experience tempered key clinical resource for infectious disease problems in the CCU.

Key Features

  • Essentials of the tenets of clinical diagnostic reasoning is explained as it relates to formulating a rapid and accurate clinical syndromic diagnosis in the CCU
  • The diagnostic significance of fever patterns and their relationship to the pulse rate in the proper

clinical context is explained in depth as related to the CCU setting

  • Formulating an accurate early clinical syndromic diagnosis is presented as essential since it is the

basis of effective empiric antibiotic therapy in the CCU

  • How to combine key non-specific laboratory and imaging findings to increase diagnostic specificity and diagnostic probability in the CCU is presented
  • Clinical perspective on the proper interpretation of the clinical significance of rapid diagnostic test results in the CCU is included
  • A clinical approach to apparent “antibiotic failure” in the CCU is presented either due to actual antibiotic failure or seeming but unrelated non-antibiotic failure
  • Section focuses on the practical aspects of antimicrobial stewardship particularly as related to optimizing dosing effectiveness while minimizing resistance and adverse effects in the CCU



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Surgical Intensive Care Medicine, Third Edition

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Jul 202020


“This is the third edition of a comprehensive book on critical care issues pertinent to the surgical patient. … The audience most likely to benefit is senior trainees or junior faculty members seeking one of the reviews in this book. … Chapters are clearly written and reference lists have been updated to reflect citations dating to within two years of publication.” (David J. Dries, Doody’s Book Reviews, November, 2016)

From the Back Cover

This third edition text has been largely rewritten to include the many important advances that have been made and the controversies that have arisen in the past years. New topics have been added including Oxygen Transport, Tissue Oxygenation Evaluation, Echocardiography in the Critically Ill, Bedside Ultrasonography, Critical Care Issues in Oncological Surgery Patients, Long-Term Outcome after Intensive Care, Therapeutic Hypothermia, Delirium, and Post-Operative Gastrointestinal Dysfunction. Chapters are written by high-quality contributors, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized researchers, speakers, and practitioners in Critical Care Medicine. Another important feature of this edition is the geographical diversity of its authors, including notable contributions from colleagues in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Surgical Intensive Care Medicine, Third Edition provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of the field, and will serve as a valuable resource for medical students, residents, critical care fellows in training, surgeons, anesthesiologists and physicians caring for the critically ill.


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Management of the Difficult and Failed Airway, 3rd Edition

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Jul 192020

Written by the creators of the Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia™ ,this beautifully illustrated and extensively referenced text delivers a comprehensive review of the latest options available for airway management and offers expert coverage of the full spectrum of airway management techniques.



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Critical Care Medicine Review: 1000 Questions and Answers

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Jul 172020

Covering all four critical care board exams (anesthesiology, surgery, internal medicine, and neurology), Critical Care Medicine Review: 1000 Questions and Answers prepares you for exam success as well as clinical practice in today’s ICU. This full-color, easy-to-use review tool provides challenging case studies, relevant images, multiple-choice board-style questions, rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and references for every question. Edited by instructors of anesthesia and critical care from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, this comprehensive resource is an ideal study guide for critical care fellows, recertifying practitioners, and CCRNs.
Contains 1000 multiple-choice, case study questions and answers that mirror the four critical care exams in both content and distribution of questions and topics.
Covers all body systems as well as Surgery, Trauma, and Transplantation; Pharmacology and Toxicology; Research, Administration, and Ethics; and miscellaneous topics such as pregnancy, dermatologic disorders, and thermoregulatory disorders.
Answers include detailed rationales for both correct and incorrect responses, as well as references for further study and review.

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Critical Care Medicine: The Essentials and More (5th Edition)

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Jul 072020

With a full-color design and concise, easy-to-read chapters, Critical Care Medicine: The Essentials and a Bit More covers the core elements of critical care, with a unique focus on the pathophysiology underlying clinical disorders and how pathophysiologic concerns affect treatment options. There is much here that’s new: brand-new content, expanded discussions, and more graphical elements than ever before. Chapters follow a consistent structural template, with discussions of diagnosis, instrumentation, treatment and management techniques, and more. Expertly and succinctly captures all the fundamentals of the field!

  • Designed primarily for use by students and residents, but also helpful for anyone already in practice.
  • Emphasizes the pathophysiologic elements and treatments of illness and injury.
  • Now with updated drug info and more substantial coverage of interventional radiology, pregnancy care, and organization of critical care.
  • Adds new, brief summaries that present opposing arguments of controversial points.
  • Topics range from intubation, ventilation, and pharmacotherapy, as well as drug overdoses, sepsis, gastrointestinal bleeding, and other crisis care scenarios.


It provides a concise overview of the fundamental aspects and management strategies for critically ill patients using pathophysiological examinations of the most common problems encountered.

Students, residents, and practitioners caring for critically ill patients are an appropriate audience for this book.

The chapters are divided into two basic categories: general concepts/techniques/methods commonly used in ICU management and specific critical emergencies/crises encountered in medical/surgical ICU patients. There are detailed summaries of the physiological basis of disease manifestations as well as expert descriptions of technique, pitfalls and technology applications for ventilatory management, transfusion medicine, nutrition, and sedation, among others. Later chapters provide thorough descriptions of potential causes for emergent conditions such as COPD exacerbations, septic shock, drug overdose, burns and trauma, and detail important management steps. There are current descriptions of pharmacology applications with the latest options. The chapters are written in a standardized format and in a similar style (a benefit of only two authors), which makes the book easy to use. Much new information in this edition has greatly enhanced the utility of this book. Each chapter begins with a summary of key points that accurately captures the essence of the material. The full-color tables, figures, images, and descriptions have been thoroughly updated, revised, and expanded, leading to increased readability of the material and increased relevance of this book as a daily resource in the ICU.

This book compares favorably with similar student preparatory books for ICU rotations including The Washington Manual of Critical Care, 3rd edition, Kollef et al. (Wolters Kluwer, 2018), Marino’s The ICU, 4th edition, Marino (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014) and Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult, 5th edition, Parrillo and Dellinger (Elsevier, 2019). What this book offers that makes it unique is the combined perspective of a pulmonary intensivist and a surgical intensivist. It offers a solid discussion of the basics and nuances of critical care issues and the implications of surgical disease on the physiology of our sickest patients. This is a must have for rotating senior students and junior residents taking an ICU rotation.”

Weighted Numerical Score: 92 – 4 Stars!



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Caring for the Seriously Ill Patient, 2nd Edition

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Jul 072020

As more critically ill patients are cared for on acute general wards rather than in ICUs, many nurses are having to cope with the particular problems of very sick patients without the specialist knowledge of an ICU trained nurse. This book considers the key issues surrounding the critical patient’s care in the acute general hospital. The anatomy and physiology of each body system is explored, looking at the major associated conditions and illnesses and how the patient is assessed and monitored.




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Revision Notes in Intensive Care Medicine (Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts)

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Jul 042020

Revision Notes in Intensive Care Medicine is a key resource for candidates preparing for postgraduate intensive care examinations. Mapped to the FFICM, EDIC and FCICM syllabuses, this title ensures candidates have all the information needed to prepare for their examinations.

Information is presented in concise note form and bullet points with visually memorable tools, such as tables and diagrams, making revising and retaining key facts easier. Chapters are arranged into physiological systems, such as ‘Respiratory Intensive Care’ and ‘Obstetric Intensive Care’, and are subdivided into major clinical issues within each chapter so specific areas of further study can be found easily.

Drawing from the authors’ experiences as successful candidates, and carefully reviewed by consultants, Revision Notes inI ntensive Care Medicine provides the foundation for postgraduate intensive care exam revision.



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Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

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Jun 302020

Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anesthesia and Critical Care provides a comprehensive, practical overview of the perioperative management of patients with endocrine disorders, giving clear diagnostic advice and management guidelines. This book considers the management of patients with endocrine disorders of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, including rarer disorders such as MEN syndrome. It then considers all aspects of the perioperative management of diabetic patients, including paediatric, obstetric and ambulatory patients.

Finally it discusses endocrine disorders in the critically ill patient, covering such issues as the topical conundrum of glucose control and the management of diabetic metabolic acidosis, thyroid storm and myxoedema coma. Every chapter reviews the relevant anatomy and pathophysiology and the latest developments in defining the genetic causes are also considered where appropriate. Core Topics in Endocrinology in Anesthesia and Critical Care is an invaluable tool for all anaesthetists and intensivists in their daily clinical practice.





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